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Get ready for the local elections

The local elections are on their way and New Zealanders are being asked to check they’re enrolled and ready to vote. Some 3.3m enrolment update...

Youth Voting rolled out in Auckland schools

Registrations are now open for the Nga Poti a-Taiohi/Youth Voting programme run by Auckland Council. The free initiative teaches students aged between 11 and 15...

Bringing disability and politics together

Women in New Zealand started voting 124 years ago but it’s been only three years since Telephone Voting was introduced for the visually impaired...

Advance voting starts on Monday

Voting in the 2017 General Election kicks off in earnest on Monday September 11 when advance voting places open, and will go through until...

Damian Light is the new United Future party leader

United Future has a new leader – and it’s one of our very own. Botany candidate Damian Light has been appointed new leader following the...

Voting in an Election

Voting in a General Election begins two weeks before Election Day (September 11). You can vote whenever is convenient for you. To be eligible to...

‘We want this vote because we’re working for it’ – Brown

Simeon Brown was just 17 when he set his sights on parliament. It was 2008 and after watching in admiration as his grandfather sat on...

Enter the dragon

I’m fascinated by the business card Wetex Kang hands me. It’s heavy and embossed, a respectable card for the Maori Party’s first Asian candidate...

Two ticks can change the world

Of total enrolled voters in the 2014 General Election, just 62.73 per cent of those aged 18-24 voted. The 25-29 age group was slightly...

OPINION: Time to up our voting game, Auckland

I remember how the smallest mention of “chores” could send our household into a frenzy. Firstly, the chore would be announced. Moments later, the voting would...


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